Wyoming Indian Paintbrush
Herb: Wyoming Indian Paintbrush
Latin name: Castilleja linariaefolia
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Medicinal use of Wyoming Indian Paintbrush:Treats skin diseases, kidney disorders and leprosy. A decoction of the plant has been used in the treatment of excessive menstrual discharge and other menstrual difficulties, and also to prevent conception. A decoction of the leaves has been used during pregnancy in order to keep the baby small and thus lead to an easier labour. The root is cathartic. A decoction has been used as a blood purifier. When taken over a long period of time, a decoction of the root is said to be an effective treatment for venereal disease. The plant has been used to treat stomach aches.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry plains and hills, usually with sagebrush, and in hills to 3,000 metres.
Edible parts of Wyoming Indian Paintbrush:Flowers.
Cultivation of the herb:Dry plains and hills, usually with sagebrush, and in hills to 3,000 metres.
Known hazards of Castilleja linariaefolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.